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Nov 19, 2012 6:00am PST
. another question is asean's relationship with the u.s. the obama administration has a policy of working to counter the rise of china. how asean nations take part in that policy shift may have an impact. cambodia isn't the only country to feel the impact of china's spreading influence. economic, political, and military. if asean wants to cooperate with its neighbor on the equal footing, member states need to remain united and work with the united states. >> thank you very much, indeed, for that. speaking there to nhk world's phin chanda. u.s. president barack obama arrived here in cambodia on monday evening to attend the two-day east asia summit. on tuesday, he'll hold bilateral meetings with leaders including the prime minister of japan and the chinese premier as well. now, how will the united states respond to the growing presence of china here in southeast asia? well, we'll keep you updated as these delicate discussions continue. i'm patchari raksawong reporting from phnom penh. >>> patchari, thanks. barack obama made history before he arrived in cambodia. he became the first sitting
Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
on the ground but does look a lot at how people like president bush, president obama, secretaries of defense and how these celebrity jones, how their decisions end up affecting these guys at this very vulnerable outpost at the bottom of three steep mountains just 14 miles from the pakistan border. one of the things that emerges in the book that mcchrystal and his aides are obsessed with the idea of the celebrity general, as petraeus has become. petraeus, if you read his press clips, believe he was the savior of the war in iraq. they wanted mcchrystal to be that and there is this hubris that takes over celebrity jones. >> hence the interviews with rolling stone, hence the biography petraeus did, which in the end brought him down in many way, putting anymore contact with this woman. >> they start to believe their own press clippings that is the danger. >> start to play the media game in a game you and i know normally ends in tears, doesn't it? >> wary fickle bunch, aren't we, piers? one day we are nice to you, the next we are no mcchrystal, from the beginning of the time he was pinted to the h
Nov 19, 2012 8:30am EST
. and on the obama side, it was pretty clear his campaign was about the middle class. and every single ad we ran was if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. so i think there was a much clearer lane for us to swim in than on the romney side. were they supposed to defend against the bain attacks? were today supposed to bet -- get into the welfare reform game? it was unclear. >> look, though, you run a superpac. do you think they're good for america? >> no. i think a system where you can give unlimited contributions and in some cases not disclose who those contributions come from is not something that's particularly a good thing for the country. our view is that even though we were against citizens united, even though we support campaign finance reform, as long as karl rove and the koch brothers were going to have hundreds of millions of dollars in this election, we were going to make sure that somebody had the president's back and not, you know, and not just sit on the sidelines while all that money was being spent. >> so that means we now have a bipartisan consensus. because newt gingrich wa
Nov 18, 2012 9:00pm EST
democratic majority in both houses of congress. some people later on like and what obama did in 2008, but obama's mandate was i no means clear as the johnson's was and he had a whole year plus 13 or 14 months to be thinking about what he would do in his own right after that election of 64 when he is inaugurated in 1965, and he jumped right in with his great society program and he had a whole series of special committees and so forth had been studying issues, education, poverty, welfare, urban problems and so forth of task forces and had all these reports ahead of him in the congress of 65 started and he staged the hugest inaugurations ever. the only thing was obama in 2009 and he hits the ground running in a big way with a series of speeches and proposals and messages to congress for medicare, medicaid, elementary and secondary education as it became called, title i education , the creation of the housing and urban development cabinet and ended up supporting the first in 1966. so, yes, the great society and the passage of that i don't know how johnson does it is front and center part
Nov 19, 2012 12:00am EST
if not grandiose. not much of a speaker but on top of everything. people contrast did two obama. when you talk about the way johnson managed congress never letting up and on top of things. and wanted to get these things done. with the loud and boisterous texan with the opponent of-- responded the civil-rights but by 65 he was a strong liberal. >> so much of what has happened since during the late 20th century just the liberal protest? it is prefaced at some point* how could this be the wealthiest country? as i understand that period if history, it would be a throwaway line. even though it was a cliche was the most truthful statement of the period everybody believed america should not be believed because they're filthy rich sets the background. what went wrong? [laughter] the main title was the eve of destruction. whenever scott the book, we play with titles i know what of the '60s songs but that is not what i remember. what does the the of destruction mean to you? >> guest: i have to a bit to visit the oppression -- impression by early 66 that 65 when this happened but to do that the things th
Nov 19, 2012 5:00pm EST
to the third. uc obama facing that now with climate change, the fiscal deal, emigration, etc.. the issue is not whether he supports those, what is he willing to go to the mat for? i think what we face and the standing committee may be people in favor of reform but we do not have a clue as to whether they are prepared to go to the mat for the same reforms and whether they can reach agreement on tough decisions with an agreed upon priority for those decisions. the candidates who did to their hands as to what changes they would like to see did not make it on to the standing committee. they fixed it ties -- they do not get you far in anticipating substantive positions and priorities. that does not necessarily get you to there. but the substantive positions and priorities are important for anticipating what the anticipation -- future is going to hold. substantively, serious reform is a very complicated matter. much more complicated in china than in the u.s. given the array of reforms that are corte each country's future. you need to take that complexity into account and you anticipate what is
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